A Good Life on Your Terms
Empowering families with loved ones with an intellectual disability to dream big, think big and live really good lives.
You want all your family members to thrive. This includes your loved one with an intellectual disability. This guide was created to help you envision and put together an action plan for creating a good life on your own terms.
In this guide, you will learn how to:
Create a vision
To achieve a good life for your family member with an intellectual disability, you need to have a vision. You will learn why a vision is so important and how to create one.
Make a plan
You need a plan to make your vision into a reality. You will learn how to put together a plan that works for the long term.
Create a circle of support
Friends and allies can offer a lot of support and also provide ties to the community for your family member with an intellectual disability. You will learn how to set up a network for ongoing support.
Be more involved in the community
Being a known and loved member of the community can open opportunities for your family member with an intellectual disability. You will learn how to make connections, reach out to others and be more active in the community.
Exercise choice and control as a family
When you have a intellectual disability, too often your choices are influenced by bureaucrats, government agencies and people in power. You will learn how to take back your power and support your family member with an intellectual disability to make their own choices about how they
live their life.
Get started with family governance
Family governance can help your family choose what
kind of support services you get, when and how. You will learn about different family governance models, and how to get started.